I am glad you asked!
Intuitive Eating is a hot topic, but it can be confusing, because it is so different from what we have been taught our whole lives.
So, let's dive in...
Is Intuitive Eating (IE) a diet?
Well, technically, anything you eat is a diet. BUT, it is not your traditional diet where there are "no" foods, calorie counting, time restrictions, macro tracking, measuring, and/or guilt.
Intuitive Eating was created by 2 Dieticians, and has over 125 studies on it to date. It has been around since the 90's, but is gaining popularity!
IE focuses on 10 principles:
Reject the Diet Mentality
Honour Your Hunger
Make Peace with Food
Challenge the Food Police
Discover the Satisfaction Factor
Feel Your Fullness
Cope with Your Emotions with Kindness
Respect Your Body
Movement - Feel the Difference
Honour Your Health with Gentle Nutrition
It is a way of eating that:
gives you permission to eat any and all foods
encourages eating for physical rather than emotional reasons
relies on internal hunger and satiety vs. external "rules"
uses nutrition and exercise as a gentle guide rather than a strict protocol
How does it help?
can improve health markers, such as blood pressure and cholesterol
can improve self-esteem, with less binge eating, disordered eating, and emotional eating
creates a more varied diet
reduces self-silencing and generate more life satisfaction!
If you are constantly "on the wagon/off the wagon" in terms of your nutrition and exercise routine, maybe it is time to try something different!
Check out my programs for more information on how I can help.
Lots of love,